By Roos Haer

This ebook examines no matter if alterations within the organizational constitution of armed teams form styles of human rights violations in civil wars.



Since the top of global warfare II, civil wars were characterised by way of tremendous excessive numbers of civilian casualties. despite the fact that, the precise volume of civilian pain varies throughout time, clash, and geographic area. lately, a brand new strand of analysis has emerged, basically serious about learning the dynamics underlying the difference in civilian abuse by means of studying the features of the armed teams and the way those features impression the armed teams’ behaviour in the direction of the civilian inhabitants.



With connection with principal-agent concept and knowledge at the organizational constitution of greater than 70 armed teams energetic around the world from 1989 onwards, the author’s research features either at the point of the armed crew and at the point of the person through own interviews with fighters.



Offering a different perception into how elements resembling recruitment tools, hierarchy and organizational dedication may possibly impact the possibility of civilian abuse via warring parties, this publication should be of a lot curiosity to scholars of political violence, civil wars, struggle and clash experiences, safeguard reviews and IR in general.

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